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lagatta

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Hello there
« on: February 25, 2008, 09:44:03 AM »
Hi all. I do like the look of the board now. Good work!

Saw something here that really disturbed me - some men organising DOGFIGHTS by what I had originally taken to be cute little pet dogs. Vile.

The weather is unusually nice though today - sunshine, perhaps 10c.
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Re: Hello there
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2008, 02:04:37 PM »
Are dogfights legal?   :shock: What a horrible practice.

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« Reply #2 on: February 26, 2008, 02:48:52 AM »
No, this was beside a railway tunnel and I'm sure dogfighting is illegal in the Netherlands. Had I seen a police officer I certainly would have snitched on the bastards.
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2008, 12:27:45 PM »
I once had a multilingual mugging experience while in Amsterdam.  A fellow came up to me with his hand in his pocket and demanded my money (in French).  I actually didn't understand him, so he tried Dutch, then German.  By this time I had figured out what was going on, so decided to play dumb.  He eventually got to English, and when I gave him the same blank smile and shrug he gave up and walked away.

I wasn't particularly afraid, as there was a police officer about 40 feet away I would have called had anything serious developed.
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Re: Hello there
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2008, 12:37:53 PM »
:rotfl:

lagatta

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« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2008, 02:24:43 PM »
There is a museum of SOCIAL HOUSINGin Amsterdam! http://www.hetschip.nl" target="_blank It was one of the pioneering social housing cities (as was Vienna).
" Eure \'Ordnung\' ist auf Sand gebaut. Die Revolution wird sich morgen schon \'rasselnd wieder in die Höhe richten\' und zu eurem Schrecken mit Posaunenklang verkünden: \'Ich war, ich bin, ich werde sein!\' "
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« Reply #6 on: February 27, 2008, 05:05:33 PM »
That's something I would love to check out.
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« Reply #7 on: February 28, 2008, 04:08:52 AM »
In terms of social trainspotting, here is a site on the history of Amsterdam tramlines: http://www.amsterdamsetrams.nl/

It is all in Dutch but is mostly photos and a crappy machine translation will be enough to get the gist of the text.
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« Reply #8 on: February 28, 2008, 07:52:31 PM »
I'd sure love to go to Amsterdam as a grown up - my experiences there as a 21 year old were more or less typical and had very little to do with Dutch culture.  Ditto Paris.
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